CHA News Article

Fact Sheets Available on IRF, LTCH Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has developed the attached fact sheets about the public quality reporting websites for inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) — IRF Compare and LTCH Compare. The websites were launched in 2016 to support public reporting and sharing of standardized data for post-acute care providers, as required by the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 . The fact sheets suggest approaches for communicating with patients and families on how the data can assist in their decision-making process and can serve as a resource to providers in understanding their current quality ratings.